A Virtual Hard Disk Explorer

P4m80p / Snc302eeh
March 31, 2009 at 21:27:14
Specs: Windows XP, 3.06mhz P4, 512mb
I know you are suppose to mount it but I don't want to mount my virtual hard disk I just want to explore it and copy files from it to my hard drive. You know like in windows explorer. and I need a program that does it for me because the virtual server crap doesn't work on a fat32 file system, nor does it work with an ntfs drive you can't mount a virtual hard disk with it. If you can I'll let connect remotely to my computer and do it for me, seems to me it would be easier if there was a program that will explore it in windows and not an ms-dos program this is xp and it doesn't have real dos.. Help!!


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#1
March 31, 2009 at 22:19:25
The way I understand it a Virtual Disk is saved as a file on the host and the only way you can explore the contents is by mounting it.

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#2
March 31, 2009 at 22:43:17
I know it's stored in a file but I can't mount it, And there should be a program that can explorer these virtual hard disk that is for windows and not inside the virtual pc but on your host computer with out virtual server, But I guess it's unheard of at the moment Virtual PC is still a fairly new technology, Someone out there should make a program in the future I hope because the current method for it is crap. If you can explore a disk image why can't you explore a VHD image with a similar program, doesn't matter what they call it it's still just an image file..

Then is there a way to copy the files over from inside the virtual machine to my host computers hard drive.. Can't burn a CD in the guest computer because it want install a cd burner device it only has a cdrom or dvdrom compatible device support. No burner I already tried finding a way to burn a cd inside my Windows 2000 Virtual Machine but couldn't do it with out having a cd burner device install and on my host I have a dvd burner that was connected to the virtual machine..


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#3
April 1, 2009 at 10:02:13
http://www.winmount.com/mount_vhd.html

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#4
April 1, 2009 at 11:19:54
" the virtual server crap doesn't work on a fat32 file system, nor does it work with an ntfs drive you can't mount a virtual hard disk with it. "

You don't need an "explorer". You need to read and setup the virtual pc correctly.

It if didn't work then how could so many be successful with it???


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#5
April 1, 2009 at 21:31:25
Thanks Jefro that is what I'm talking about a windows program.

"It if didn't work then how could so many be successful with it???"

Well It might work for some but using an ms-dos program to mount a virtual hard disk in windows is retarded they were suppose to have gotten rid of dos with windows XP, and I Peter Griffin would never stand for it. Sorry I was watching family guy today.

The virtual server will not install on a fat32 file system what good will it do me to read about it when my system drive is fat32. Even with a ntfs slave drive attached and changing the install directory to the slave drive it still will not install because my system drive is fat32. There for I don't have the Ms-Dos based Mount utility because I can't install it.

I did however copy the files by installing virtual machine addictions and adding a shared folder as a ghost drive inside my virtual machine. As long as you roll back your video driver after installing it, it works fine, the addictions video driver only allows 256 colors in most cases for Win 2k and 98.


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#6
June 2, 2009 at 11:19:12
Try using Winimage

http://www.winimage.com/


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#7
June 12, 2009 at 10:16:19
Thanks Stewart but Win Mount works great, and is well worth the 40 dollars for the registered version, assuming of course that you are working with virtual machines all the time.

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